Sweet and Gentle

The photo above is clickable. It is connected to my old post titled Innocent Attack. I was reviewing my writings when I stumbled upon this article, and I just felt I wanted to post it again. But instead of reposting it, I simply excerpted the core message and put it in a photo. So that’s it, it instantly becomes like my other droplets

Thanks! 🙂

Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Blame

Forgiveness breaks the cycle of blame and loosens the stranglehold of guilt. It accomplishes these two things through a remarkable linkage, placing the forgiver on the same side as the party who did the wrong. Through it we realize we are not as different from the wrongdoer as we would like to think. “I also am other than what I imagine myself to be. To know this is forgiveness,” said Simone Weil.

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What’s So Amazing About Grace, Why Forgive?

Forgiveness: An Act of Faith

…In the final analysis, forgiveness is an act of faith. By forgiving another, I am trusting that God is a better justice-maker than I am. By forgiving, I release my own right to get even and leave all issues of fairness for God to work out. I leave in God’s hands the scales that must balance JUSTICE and MERCY.  

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What’s So Amazing About Grace, An Unnatural Act

The Risk

Though wrong does not disappear when I forgive, it loses its grip on me and is taken over by God, who knows what to do. Such a decision involves risks, of course: the risk that God may not deal with the person as I would want.

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What’s So amazing About Grace, An Unnatural Act